Sunday, August 12, 2012

Perseids Meteor Shower, No; Little Visitor, Yes.

I held my workshop on photographing meteors Saturday night and hopefully we will going to be able to capture the Perseids meteor shower.  I hosted the workshop at the capstone Barn of Allens Pond Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuary, since it is out in the woods and there is less light interference from the surrounding cities.  Besides a PowerPoint presentation on photographing meteors, since there was time available until it beeped grateful viewing, I also gave some introductory tips on using Light Room 4.
 _D8C8354 August 12, 2012 NIKON D800
 _D8C8337 August 12, 2012 NIKON D800
However, the weather was against us, and it remained cloudy until around 1 AM when there was some breaks in the clouds.  Stars were visible, but no meteors were seen.  And again, the clouds came in so we quit.  The plan is to return Sunday night, and weather permitting try again.

While moving a tripod, low and behold, on the leg was out tiny visitor-a gray tree frog.  It apparently came in through the open door and climbed on the tripod leg.  I placed him on some leaves that were in a vase and took some photographs and then released the gray tree frog back to the outdoors, where it belongs.  It was a welcome visitor and gave us something different to photograph.

 _D8C8311 August 12, 2012 NIKON D800

Despite not getting any photographs of meteors a good time was had by all